Film Work

I create from the HEART. I make films/documentaries that focus on environmental and social justice, films with female protagonist, films about extreme travel adventures in mountains and jungles, films about individuals wanting to promote their passions around art, music, ancient traditions, plant medicine and nature. I strive to show the truthful identity of women, men and marginalized communities. Now more then ever, it's important to create films of individuals pushing the envelope towards a better humanity.

Black Rock

Art Directed and Project Managed by Olivia Leigh Nowak

Black Rock is a documentary about the different perspectives of a First Nation community in English River living with the 2nd largest  uranium mine in the world.

Aya Healing Retreat

Film by Olivia Leigh Nowak

Once entering into the world of Aya Healing Retreat, you are immediately supported by this loving community. The Shipibo Maestros/as are there to help you find joy and wholeness and will help you heal every part of your BEing. Noya Rao dietas (and many others), Love Baths, plant saunas, herbal medicines and plant medicine. All the love is surrounding you, nurturing you, and bringing you back to the conscious, compassionate, loving being you are.

Plenty of Plates

Film by Olivia Leigh Nowak

Plenty of Plates offers a hands-on community-building experience that makes a meaningful and real difference for our neighbours in the Downtown Eastside who don't often have the opportunity to enjoy a warm meal.

Urpichay Soncochay

Film by Olivia Leigh Nowak

 

 Six ladies embark on a journey to the Andes. Little did they know their lives would change forever after a hiking the Salkantay with out a guide and drinking Wachuma (San Pedro) a plant medicine. This wasn't just a vacation to Peru, this was a trip into their subconscious and into their souls.

Stephanie's Room

Produced by Olivia Leigh Nowak

Directed  by  Mathew Murray

DOP by Dmitry Lopatin

Score by Spencer Creaghan

This film was created for the 48 Hour Film Festival. It won best Film, Best Actress, Best Director. At the Filmapalooza Film Festival Olivia Leigh Nowak was nominated for Best Actress. It was also presented at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner in 2016.

Atira Women's Resource Center

Film by Olivia Leigh Nowak & Geoff Webb

Empowering Women Making Art is one of the many programs ATIRA's non-profit resource society offers to all women who have and continue to experience violence. They're goal is to support and help women by offering them the resources they need to succeed. EWMA supports artist in the Vancouver Downtown East side.

http://www.atira.bc.ca/enterprising-women-making-art

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In Love With The Mystery-Anna Keppen

Film by Olivia Leigh Nowak

 

Bringing awareness to the  plant medicine and healing that is taking place in Peru, in the Andes and the Jungle. Music is by Anna Keppen

Dirty Money

Directed by Olivia Leigh Nowak

DOP by James Clement

Score and Music by Sukhi Benning

Dirty Money is a short film about two idiots trying to make some cash. Thinking they have it all under control, things turn for the worst when they realize this is a deal gone wrong.

Erica Dee Sing For Your Soul Workshop

Film by Olivia Leigh Nowak

How to find your soul's voice. Erica Dee has the workshop for you. You will sing, dance, beat box and freestyle, even if you didn't know you could. Filmed at Bass Coast 2017

Plenty of Plates

Film by Olivia Leigh Nowak & Geoff Webb

Plenty of Plates offers a hands-on community-building experience that makes a meaningful and real difference for our neighbours in the Downtown Eastside who don't often have the opportunity to enjoy a warm meal.

Looking For Bayard

Film by Olivia Leigh Nowak , Alex Famili, Aleksandra Bjelica

After losing her mother to Hepatitis C, Olivia Leigh Nowak goes on a search to rediscover her mother’s past, starting with her experience travelling on her own to India at 16, where she
became addicted to heroin and began working as an international drug smuggler to support her addiction.